Weekly Spotlight!

Each week, we reflect on the top articles, blog posts, tweets, news, thoughts, and other tidbits we’ve found interesting or useful. Check out what our writers have spotted this week in library news. Enjoy!


A few months ago, I went to a party. Instead of mingling, I was seated on the floor in front of the host’s bookshelf. In my lap was the 400 page graphic novel My Favorite Thing is Monsters, and there was no turning back. Just when I thought I loved the book to its fullest extent, I read about the author, Emil Ferris, and what she went through to get the book created and published. This week, American Libraries featured an interview with Emil Ferris about her characters, her writing process, and her favorite librarian. Do yourself a favor and read this book. It’s gonna be big.

Like many of you, I’m pretty obsessed with googling images of extremely awesome-looking libraries. This week was especially fruitful, as the Qatar National Library has officially opened their doors and the view is magnificent. If you like those photos, you’re going to love these from Tianjin Binhai, China’s newest library.

Cover photo from Alan Wu on Flickr Commons. Changes were made in adapting this image.  Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0.

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